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UFO sighting

At about 6:33 p.m. Saturday I sighted a silvery-white sphere in the sky over Vail. I had just gotten home from work, and as I have had UFO sightings in the past I often scan the skies.

This object was first seen about 50-60 degrees high in the sky and moving slowly to the southeast, away from where I was on Davos Trail in West Vail. It was about the size of a one-eighth-inch BB at arm’s length, and at one point appeared to slow and stop.

The sky was almost completely clear at the time, with only a few wispy clouds and no noticable wind. I had the object in sight for about five, six minutes, and was able to get my 35mm camera and snap two pictures on the telephoto setting, which unfortunately is not very powerful. I hope something shows up that I can blow up.

The object kept moving to the southeast and eventually faded from view. About 20-30 minutes later, the wind kicked up and I saw that the clouds were moving to the northeast, at a right angle to the object.

At first I thought it could be a large balloon. But because it seemed to stop, and moved at right angles to the wind, it did appear to be a bonafied unidentified flying object.

Perhaps I may hear from other witnesses who may have seen this strange object. Please feel free to use my phone number: 476-7507.

Also, if you have not heard, the SciFi Channel has hired a lobbyist to talk to congressmen about having congressional hearings on UFOs. They are having a show, I think on Friday, about UFOs. Sightings keep coming in to the National UFO Reporting Center at a steady rate.

In 2002 the center received over 3,100 sighting reports, and have received about 1,100 so far this year. Check out their Web site at nuforc.org. Watch the skies!

Bob Fiske

Liberal for tax cuts

“It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise revenues in the long run is to cut rates now. The experience of a number of European countries has borne this out. This country’s own experience with tax reduction has borne this out. The reason is that only full employment can balance the budget and tax reduction can pave the way to full employment. The purpose of cutting taxes is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which will bring a budget surplus.” – John F. Kennedy, December 1962.

And on pre-emption as national policy: “We no longer live in a world where only the actual firing of weapons represents a sufficient challenge to a nation’s security.” – John F. Kennedy, 1962

Joy Overbeck

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